Lord Derby fan espalier


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Lord Derby fan espalier
A very frost hardy cooker with fruits that store until December. Medium to large shiny pea green fruits with a pinkish blush on the sunny side; will keep until Christmas.

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Espalier or fan trees are used against a wall; you will need not less than 180 x 180cm’s for a fan or espalier tree. Please note we do not supply ready trained trees; this Lord Derby is a young tree suitable for training yourself, in situ. Such trees usually settle to cropping within 2 or 3 seasons.

Lord Derby: This famous cooker came from Cheshire in 1862 and is believed to be a Catshead seedling.

Lord Derby Apple tree – Season:

Early Octopber to December.

Lanes Prince Albert - appearance:

Large, conical with slight ribbing. Pale green becoming yellow, usually a pinkish bronze flush on the sunny side.

Lord Derby apple treesflavour:

Taste is variable, although always good. Early in the season, and throughout the season when grown in the North, it is quite sharp and needs some sugar. But when stored, or grown in the south it is usually sweeter. Will keep some texture when cooked and much favoured for pies.


A culinary apple.

Cropping & Growth

Vigorous and hardy grower. Productive.

Lord Derby - Pollination: ‘C’ pollination group, use varieties with the same or adjacent groups to pollinate successfully.  Here are some suggested varieties:

Charles Ross

Howgate Wonder


Herefordshire Russet

Annie Elizabeth


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